The Dodgers have positioned infielder Max Muncy on the 10-day injured checklist resulting from a proper indirect pressure, the workforce introduced. Outfielder Luke Raley has been known as up from Triple-A to fill Muncy’s spot on the energetic roster.
Muncy hit a two-run homer within the first inning of the Dodgers’ 12-1 win over the Rangers on Friday, however he was changed at first base by Albert Pujols for the beginning of the second inning. The house run was Muncy’s team-leading 14th of the season, persevering with an excellent season that has seen Muncy hit .264/.418/.528 with a league-best 46 walks.
Sadly for the Dodgers, they’ll now be with out this productive bat for at the very least the following 10 days, and probably fairly a number of extra if Muncy has suffered something past a minimal pressure. Muncy has additionally been bothered by a sore ankle in current days, so it’s attainable that even when his indirect downside is a minor one, the Dodgers may give Muncy past the 10-day minimal simply to get him totally healed up and able to go. Muncy was scheduled to bear extra exams on his indirect at present however the workforce has but to launch any replace on the severity of the harm or any type of restoration timeline.
With Muncy out, Pujols and Matt Beaty may now function a righty/lefty platoon at first base. Beaty has been a productive part-timer in his three seasons with L.A., and Pujols transferring right into a semi-starting position for the World Sequence champions represents fairly a turn-around for the long run Corridor-of-Famer over the past month. It appeared as if Pujols’ profession might need been over after the Angels lower him free in Could, however since signing with the Dodgers, Pujols has hit .268/.317/.571 with 5 residence runs over 60 PA.
If Muncy’s harm wasn’t sufficient, Cody Bellinger additionally left Friday’s sport resulting from left hamstring tightness. Bellinger’s difficulty doesn’t appear to be as severe, since supervisor Dave Roberts informed MLB.com’s Juan Toribio and different reporters that Bellinger may probably be again in motion by Sunday.